Hilton Head Island, SC, USA - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) under the auspices of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). The NCACE accreditation was for PTR’s recently launched Level 2 Certification.
Initially accredited in 2011, PTR is one of only 32 accredited coach education programs within the United States. PTR continues to demonstrate that it is a leader in quality coach education while developing comprehensive programs in alignment with guidelines for program supervision, personnel, and operations. “The new Level 2 immerses coaches in key components vital to improving coaching knowledge, skills and behaviors,” said Dan Santorum, PTR CEO. “Special thanks to PTR Education Consultants, Dr. Anne Pankhurst and Sarah McQuade along with Brian Parkkonen, COO. Their knowledge and passion for coach education are simply the best.”
Through this accreditation process, NCACE confirms that the PTR program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sports Coaches. These standards feature eight domains of coaching responsibilities and within them, 40 standards and subsequent benchmarks representing the body of knowledge associated with each coaching responsibility and provide concrete examples of actions and orientations that constitute coaching competence. Accreditation reviewers noted that PTR “continues to serve as a benchmark for all other coaching education providers.”
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaches, with more than 16,000 members in 131 countries. PTR has the highest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying, and serving tennis teachers/coaches in order to grow the game.
About USCCE and NCACE
The United States Center for Coaching Excellence is the premier authority on coaching education in the USA, providing coaching education programming support and accreditation of programs through National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education. NCACE offers accreditation & national recognition to sport organizations & institutions responsible for the preparation of coaches at all levels of sport. The rigorous review process ensures alignment with SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches, and that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete. Through forward-thinking leadership and our team of expert reviewers, the USCCE is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality guidance for the creation, implementation and evaluation of coach education programs.